14th October - Introducing the Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator

Creative HQ is excited to be launching New Zealand’s first FinTech Accelerator. A three-month programme designed to turn fledgling businesses into global success stories that could help New Zealand grow its share of a burgeoning global $1 trillion (NZD) industry. CEO Stefan Korn said that there is already a surge of FinTech startups in New…

14th July - Youth Entrepreneurship Programme Venture Up on the Road & Reuniting

Venture Up is going on the Road! (26 July – 12 August) We’re very excited to announce that Venture Up will be running again in 2017! To celebrate, the Venture Up team are taking a taster of the programme to 11 different locations around New Zealand between July 26 and August 12. They’ll be running…

15th June - Big wins, fast fails & most inspiring moments pre Lightning Lab XX Demo Day

With Lightning Lab XX Demo Day right around the corner, (pitches start tomorrow at 4pm to be exact) we spoke with four of the nine female led teams to get an insider perspective on the 4-month mentorship-driven business acceleration programme. Little Yellow Bird, Patternsnap, Music Ecademy and Sipreme shared their big wins, fast fails, most…

17th May - R9 Accelerator – Week 9 & 10 Insights from our NZ Entrepreneurs & Government Innovators

This post is the sixth in our fortnightly series documenting the successes, challenges and overall progress of the NZ entrepreneurs and govt innovators currently working on government/business interaction opportunities as part of the R9 Accelerator, powered by Better for Business and based out of Creative HQ. Each post alternates between the 9 teams to profile half each…

15th October - Government Panel on Business Leadership and Digital Innovation in NZ at Lean 15

For the first time in Australasia, LEAN 15 offers attendees world-class speakers, interactive workshops, and engaging discussions in an event set to disrupt, challenge and inspire. Delivered by Creative HQ, the inaugural LEAN 15 conference brought together sixteen lean entrepreneurs who will be sharing their vast experience and advice on implementing lean practices into existing businesses,…

1st October - Lean Government & Business Solutions for Creating Minimum Viable Products

In a first for Australasia, Wellington is hosting a conference dedicated to lean business practices and redefining what the future’s successful business model looks like. LEAN 15 is an intensive three-day event delivered by Creative HQ, bringing together leading lean entrepreneurs and businesspeople from around New Zealand and overseas. Andrew Bardsley is one of sixteen…

1st October - Learn How Applying Lean Product Development Strategies Yield Faster Results

LEAN 15 is coming to Wellington this October, in a three-day event the first of its kind in Australasia. The conference, coordinated by Creative HQ, is centered on the lean startup business model, and is a series of presentations, discussions, and workshops delivered by 16 lean experts from New Zealand and overseas. Alan Gourdie is…

28th September - Business Concepts of the Future Using the Lean Approach – Nick Gerritsen

Lean innovation thinking is the future of business. In a first for Australasia, a three day conference dedicated to lean startup methodologies and offering world-class speakers, hands on workshops and engaging discussion is available right here in Wellington. Delivered by Creative HQ, LEAN 15 is bringing together sixteen lean entrepreneurs to convince you just how…

28th September - Lean 15 Provides New Zealand Opportunities in New Lean Business Model Innovations

Larry Lieberman, along with sixteen other top minds and creative business entrepreneurs, will soon be making his way to Wellington as part of LEAN 15. The conference, coordinated by Creative HQ, is a three-day lean intensive event set to inspire transformation of companies still favoring the traditional business model. Corporates, governments, services, and non-profits would…

25th September - David Bland Talks Lean Innovation Thinking For Startups And Corporates

LEAN 15 is coming to Wellington this October, bringing with it sixteen lean entrepreneurs from across New Zealand and overseas. David Bland is one of those sixteen. He will be speaking about why the lifespan of corporations is in rapid decline, as well as running a hands-on workshop about learning how to apply the lean…